Apparently, it is a matter of perspective.
Senator Barack Obama, 2006:
The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills.
President Barack Obama, 2013:
To even entertain the idea of (not raising the debt ceiling) of the United States of America not paying its bills, is irresponsible. It’s absurd.
Nary a peep from the sycophantic Mainstream Media regarding this stunning about-face.
H/T to Tom H